In a statement on Iraq, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the world needs to step up in dealing with ISIS, and in the process he sounded a lot like a 2016 presidential candidate.
In a statement, Sen. Sanders said, “The United States is not the only country on Earth with an air force. While I support President Obama’s decision to use airstrikes to protect the lives of thousands of innocent people of the Yazidi minority, the U.S. should not have to act alone militarily in this crisis. ISIS is a danger to the entire region and to the world. The international community must work with the U.S.”
Sen. Sanders is correct. The airstrikes are the right thing to do, but the rest of the world can’t sit back and watch the U.S. act alone. ISIS is a threat to the world, so it is important that the international community comes together to address this threat. There is no good reason why the United States has to act alone. The U.S. is not the policeman for the world. If the international community worked together, ISIS could be dealt with quickly.
No group of terrorists is a match for the entire world, so Sen. Sanders was right on the money by telling the rest of the world to step up.
From a political perspective, Sen. Sanders sounds like a presidential candidate. Sanders has demonstrated his value in the Senate over and over again. He is a person who has brought deals together and spearheaded the passage of bipartisan legislation. His presence is needed in the Senate so it would be a shame if he had spend time on the 2016 campaign trail as an Independent candidate in order to keep the Democratic nominee honest.
Bernie Sanders won’t be able to run for the Democratic nomination because he isn’t a Democrat. Sanders would have zero chance of being elected president. His candidacy would be a selfless act that would be undertaken to make sure that liberals have a voice in the 2016 election. Sen. Sanders recently said that Hillary Clinton will not be anointed president, and his statement today sounded a lot like a potential presidential candidate.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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